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Rons Infrared Landscapes
I have been a keen photographer for over 40 years, during the 1970's I became interested in Infrared (IR) photography, using IR film, this was very good but it had its problems, some camera were not IR proof, the film would get fogged, to solve that problem with one camera I used kitchen foil to cover the back of the camera to keep out the IR.
I now use digital cameras with an IR filter to block nearly all of the natural light and only let IR waves through.
Any foliage will reflect a lot of IR and will come out white, skies and water do not reflect IR and will come out dark, although clouds do reflect some IR and will be seen by the camera but will not always be able to be seen with the naked eye, thats why I can get the dramatic cloud formations etc.
I have made my own "actions" for Photoshop so that I can get different types of IR effect, from very dramatic to a light airy picture.
Please do not hesitate to ask questions or let me know what you think of the Photo's.
For all my IR shots i use the Fuji IS-1 camera.
I hope you enjoy browsing
8TH APRIL 2012
Just added another page (5) which consists of wildlife shots
Because the infrared filter I use is coloured a deep red and blocks out over 90% of the natural light the pictures are tinted red, this in most cases does not make a nice landscape picture. In Photoshop I swap the red channel for the blue channel and get a much more pleasing picture.
I then use one of 5 "actions" that I made to give me different types of photo, from heavy and foreboding to light and airy.
An "action" is very easy to make, it is a process that you record into photoshop actions and then its a one click job in the future, ideal for batch work.